joerg at openmoko.org
Thu Jun 5 02:53:06 CEST 2008
Am Do 5. Juni 2008 schrieb Stroller:
> On 4 Jun 2008, at 18:12, Joseph Reeves wrote:
> > ...
> > TinyURL on the other hand... Why would anyone ever use that? I never
> > click on links unless I know where they link to. Here's a plan for
> > abuse:
> > 1: Discover browser 0-day exploit
> > 2: Put up a gallery of FreeRunner pictures on a website
> > 3: Point a tinyurl at the gallery
> > 4: Wait until everyone's linked to it and is clicking it
> > 5: Change gallery to 0-day exploit
> > Or even easier:
> > 1: Link to goatse.
> > TinyURL takes all the best practice Internet guidlines you try and
> > teach people and ruins them all. Can't stand it.
> TinyURL itself protects you from this.
> All you do is go to <http://tinyurl.com/preview.php>, click on the
> "enable previews" link and it sets a cookie on your PC. Thereafter,
> everytime you click on a TinyURL link it shows you first what website
> the link redirects to, and you then have to click again to make a
> "manual redirection".
> Maybe your email client is perfect, and never has a problem with
> mangled URLs, but for the rest of us TinyURL is very useful.
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